Here at Sound and Music and particularly on the British Music Collection, we feel it is important to capture this moment in our history and to create a space to reflect on COVID-19 and individual responses in a creative way.

New Voices is an annual composer support scheme raising the profile of some of the most talented and exciting new voices in the UK today.



 

New Voices 2018

Introducing a new series of articles mapping the last fifty years of new music in the UK

Composers or sound artists based in or born in the UK are invited to join the British Music Collection. Scroll down to find out more...
Photo: Na'ama Zisser, London-based composer featured in the British Music Collection.

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"The thing is that new music can be and mean all sorts of things, and shouldn't be thought of as ‘specialist’ in general..."

Shoreditch: Experimental Music School 1969

The seventh, and final, article in a series on pieces for young players from the 1960s and 70s

"Somebody once told me an artist is the one who never stops. It's not easy obviously. But it has never been easy. "

Ruth Montgomery with flute

The first of a series of articles relating to Ailís' Embedded residency at the British Music Collection

"What brings me back to that period of my artistic career is a kind of transgresive approach to intensity, which I try to generate in my present work"

The sixth article in a series on pieces for young players from the 1960s and 70s

"I’m very interested in the material and acoustic properties of both architectural spaces and musical instruments..."

 

"As far as modern classical music composition goes, I think even attempting to be political is a challenge to some discriminatory structures."

The fifth article in a series on pieces for young players from the 1960s and 70s

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